With over a decade of experience, artist Eleanor Kerr-Patton demonstrates a unique approach to jewellery as a wearable art form. Graduating in 2009 she has contributed to noted UK and international exhibitions. Her work is part of many personal collections, she has been selected as a designer to watch by Not Just a Label and had received multiple grants and bursaries to create pieces.
Eleanor combines tradition goldsmiths skills and conceptual design in her Edinburgh studio. Using her signature techniques of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing pottery with lacquer and gold dust, and skilled technical stone setting she creates striking, beautiful and thought provoking art jewellery.
By applying Kintsugi to mirrors rather than pottery Eleanor explores her own experiences with mental illness and recovery. The philosophy of the technique treats damage and repair as part of the history of the object, rather than something to disguise.
Her pieces combine ethically sourced precious metals and nontraditional materials creating a collection of jewellery which can be worn as an outwardly visible representation of a journey often invisible to others, bringing these subjects to the public eye.